Average 2.64 based on 87 teacher ratings
Wendy Slijk is a Science teacher at Canyon Crest Academy located in San Diego, California and part of SDUHSD. Wendy Slijk's 87 teacher ratings contributes to Canyon Crest Academy's ranking of 1,351 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Canyon Crest Academy is 3.97 stars.
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Where to begin... Anat/Phys with Slijk is interesting to say the least. She doesn't use the textbook at all and instead uses Biologycorner powerpoints to teach where she reads off each slide and then tells irrelevant stories. She says no late homework but kids are turning homework that are weeks or sometimes months late in and getting full credit. The walk around tests aren't too bad but the written ones don't include things that were even taught sometimes. She's also on a crusade against phones

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She's a good biologist. Not a good teacher. That's really the best way I can describe her.

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Her is very easy. Easy homework and classwork. Almost no labs the whole year. Quizzes are easy. But then when there's tests you gotta study a few hours because you don't learn a whole lot in class.

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Great, knowledgable teacher. She needed up being my favorite teacher last year. I will say she is disorganized and often goes on random tangents, but she is super knowledgable, tests are multiple choice, and overall a super fun and easy class.

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Really nice and knows what she is talking about! It's a super easy class and a lot of fun and I don't even like science.

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Really easy class for biology, almost too easy. Tests were a bit hard. There's almost no labs nor homework.

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Literally the worst teacher I have ever met, her exam for anat phys was disorganized, and she was rude and unhelpful when asked to clarify something.

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I have her for anat and phys, and i really enjoy her class

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I'm sure that Ms. Slijk is, in the deep recesses of her brain, knowledgeable about biology, but in the classroom she is unable to communicate any useful information. I had her when the notorious plant project was still a thing, and I found the class to be full of busywork, as well as Slijk's oftentimes political and always irrelevant speeches. Ultimately I discovered that one's experience in a field does not signify one's ability to teach in that subject.

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Ms. Slijk knows a lot about Biology, and the class will be easy if you are smart and like science. More often than not, there is no homework for the class, and if you pay attention during lectures you will hardly need to study. However, when there are labs and homework assignments, the objective and due date can be unclear. Be proactive and ask questions. If you can keep all these things at mind, Ms. Slijk's class will be a breeze and you will get an easy A.

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She always talks about her goat Elvis and how she fights off rattlesnakes in the night, I sit in the front of the classroom and she makes fun of me she asked me if I was depressed

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This is the worst teacher in existence. She could not be worse. If you get this teacher, I am deeply sorry for your bad luck. My friend calls her the "crack head" and all she does is tell crappy stories. She gets off topic all the time.
If you want to succeed in the class, you must study the textbook for the test, otherwise you will fail. I did succeed, but that is only because I had lots of knowledge of biology beforehand.

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She was very nice, as long as you behave in class and listen to achieve a high or general understanding on a concept, you should be okay.

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Slijk is an incredibly experienced, passionate teacher with a pioneering teaching style. She keeps her students engaged, but does not require absolute attentiveness, allowing dedicated, hardworking students to receive her compete focus while letting students determine the quality of their education without pausing to deal with them, taking away from the valuable learning time that is in short supply at Canyon Crest

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Slijk is my favorite teacher. I love her teaching style, which to some may seem non-existent because the class isn't based off of the textbook. She goes beyond the book and explains things in her own words, which is very helpful. This makes her class worth while, and makes you learn a lot. This is true if you pay attention, and engage in the class. If you expect to get through this class by sitting around on your phone, you will have a tough time. If you apply yourself, you will love it.

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Honestly, this class was basically a free period. Ms. Slijk is extremely biased, which is very obvious through the excessive amount of extra credit she awards her favorites for no apparent reason. While she may know a lot about science, she can never convey her lessons properly and nobody learns anything. Once, she told my friend that her answer on a test was incorrect, even though it turned out to be right. The only reason she probably continues to teach is because her salary is so high.

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As a scientist, you must admit that Slijk has a ton of knowledge in her, but she's the kind of teacher who talks about random stuff and doesn't teach at all. We just waste time in class and have to go home and read the textbook and try to understand it.

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Loses work most of time.

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Slijk is a pretty bad teacher. Only good thing is that she's easy, nice, and pretty much no hw. She talks about random things instead of the textbook. Complete lack of organization. Doesn't know how to work aeries. Doesn't teach at all

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I LOVE HER! she is so funny and hilarious

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I love Slijk. She singlehandedly got me excited for science. I owe to her the fact I want to be a doctor now. Such an interesting person, and if you ask questions you're golden. She uses great analogies. Remember some hate her, but you could love her

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Loved her class. What a wonderful lady!!

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Slijk was one of the better science teachers I have had. The majority of complaints about her were due to her not teaching information that came from the book because she expected you to read it on your own before a class discussion the next day. This discussion went into greater detail but also branched off into very unrelated, but still interesting subjects. If you didn't like her, chances are you either aren't particularly flexible in your way of thinking or else don't like science.

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Ms. Slijk is very kind, however, she does not teach. She has a strong reputation for this, too. Ms. Slijk, you need to start teaching and yes, that means opening up the book in class. Slijk spends class time doing completely useless things and then makes us go home, read the chapter and expects us to know enough for a test. She also expects us to some how know our homework when she didn't tell us how to do it. The tests are impossible because she puts things that needed to be clarified in class.

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Slijk is...crazy. She's a nice enough person but she gets off subject ALL THE TIME. You will literally only learn for about 20 minutes each class period. But she does make us hot chocolate on rainy days. She gives tons of extra credit. If you have her I would highly recommend reading the textbook. Her test questions oftentimes don't make sense but don't sweat it, just do the homework.

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Mrs. Slijk is far by the worst teacher I have had. She does not know how to teach and she is rude and tells you to shut up. She just goes off on a tangent about her farm and farm animals and she expects us to teach ourselves. The only reason she isnt fired is the fact that she has done alot for the school science program. Mrs. Slijk is a very smart person but she should not be teaching.

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doesn't even bother to learn kids' names. Always criticizes kids and call them "you", but nobody knows who she is yelling at, Then she says, "you know who you are!" She knows a lot, but doesn't teach stuff relating to subject we are currently learning. She expects you to teach yourself at home, which isn't doing her job. I suspect she just took this job because she thought it would be easy, but I do think that her gardening class is a good idea.

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Probably one of the worst teachers I've ever had. She's irrational and doesn't know how to teach.

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Slijk is hard. She knows her stuff but she is bad at explaining things. Every day i find myself in the same position. I have no idea what were supposed to be doing and the only reason i might pass this class is because i understand the material and my lab parter seems to understand her directions. She'll start talking about what lab were doing then change the subject. Also, don't be one of those kids that likes to talk during class. Especially when she's trying to talk.

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Wendy Slijk is the worst teacher I have ever had. At first I thought she was great and I was excited for the year. But then she yelled at me for no reason and she loves yelling "SHUT UPPPP!!" at students from across the room when she is in the middle of a "lecture". She doesn't ever teach. She doesn't post the homework online or tell us in class and then says that "we should have done it". She's always saying "this is where therapy comes from.", whenever she yells at someone. She's crazy.

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I thought she was funny and knowledgeable. Anybody who thinks she is dumb or doesn't know how to teach, probably isn't smart enough to learn.

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Ms. Slijk is an absolute phenominal teacher... Her knowledge of science Is out of this world. She is the queen of biology and cares about everyone in the class She give us fun projects including disecting chicken foot and chicken heart. She gives good test that help you after. Ms. Slijk gives us fun and great storys about biology. She is fun and an overall gret teacher.

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Ms. Slijk is the best teacher ever! She is funny in class and gives really easy tests, not to mention she gives a lot of extra credit! Overall, I would recommend her as a teacher to anyone!

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Science Fair Project!! Yes, in almost every line she says Science Fair Project

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Yes she is a pretty bad teacher, but when it comes to her knowledge of science, shes the best. She knows her science and its will give you help if you ask for it. I agree she is a horrible teacher, but she helps the science program at CCA alot. people just don't know it cuz they're to ignorant

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Ms Slijk is one of the worst teachers I have ever had. She mixes chapters that don't even make sense together and she barely knows how to teach. She is mean to and makes fun a disabled student in my class. I don't know why she hasn't been fired yet, she is a terrible teacher and a cruel person. She assigns stupid useless projects (plant project) that she thinks are fun then grades harshly. Her classroom is dirty and disgusting and she is extremely disorganized.

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She's adorable. I don't understand why people complain about her random stories I think they're amazing:-) She just needs to get her crap together and take a deep breath.

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i loveee ms. slijk! she's so cute! i just dont like the plant project.

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worst reacher i have ever had at cca hands down! does not reach anything and strictly grades on favoritism. she is tenured so she just completely dgafs and thinks that it is your fault for getting a bad grade when i literally learned nothing the entire year! if u get the chance transfer out. oh and by the way she picks the students she doesn't like at the beginning of the year and if that is you it is impossible to get an a

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nice person, but doesnt teach you anything and she will go on and on about her random stories that has nothing to do with what we are learning! and she sometimes wont tell you what is goin to happen in class so you could have a test who know because she thinks that she tells you but she doesnt

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very disorganized. One day she is fun loving and the next day strict. She announced at back to school night she hadn't taught earth science forever and had just gotten the class and the structure sh

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Mrs. Slijk does not teach the course material. Instead, much of her class period is spent telling anecdotes. Her tests come from the book publisher, so students must learn the material to get a good g

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one word: insane. yes, insane. like really insane. and not like a good insane. a bad insane. a very bad insane.

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ok, the class, well, you don't really learn anything, and the homework is stupid, but i have to abmit, her farm stories are hillarious, and she gives kids **** chocolate if it rains : )

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super easy you can turnin 3 week late assignments for full credit but talks alot

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She is the worst teacher ever, talks about her lama all class and not the lessons

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TERRIBLE teacher, but super easy. Never uses the book EVAR. If you want an easy class, hope for her. Stories are rather entertaining thouhg, and great b/c you go way off track and very on-the-spot abo

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Awful teacher...often completely off topic in class and has no regard for students whatsoever....yesterday she asked me if I wad autistic!

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She teaches by telling stories, but you dont realize you're learning stuff from them. But the stuff you learn is more like life lessons, and not what's covered in the book. You just need to study.

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worst teacher ever. doesnt teach, just rambles on about her dog and hiking trips, nothing biology based gets done.

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she doesnt teach you anything, so you dont have to do anything during the class. But she still tests you on what she isnt teaching.

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LawL. I was one of the 'Kims' in the class and she would number me. You learn NOTHING in her class except about her horse. It's boring and a waste of time.

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worst teacher at CCA

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worst teacher EVER

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she doesnt teach u she goes of topic wayyyyy to much and i am basicaly teaching myself bio which is really really hard!!!

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HATE HER! she goes off topic, can be pretty confusing about homework, you dont learn anything in class, you have to rely on the book. and shes totally unorganized

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I learned more information then i anticipated and i've got to give ms. slijk props on opening my horizons on science even though im not a big fan of the subject i was very much intrigued

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she always gets off topic. IF YOU ARE NEW TO HER CLASS: look on the internet for the homework. i missed the first assignment due because she didnt tell us we had hw and it was on the internet. bad.

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if you're a good student she will like you. shes unorganized, but shes nice. and she goes off topic way too much. but that makes the class fun

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I LUV MS. SLIJK!!! she has gotten much better since last year and her class is so random and fun... much easier than haas

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OMG i just got out of her class at semester and i am SOOOO happy!!!!!! SHe doesnt teach a thing and losses our assignments!!

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sometimes she is cool but she is soooo annoying and she gets off topic WAY too much, not an enjoyable class

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really disorganized i didn't learn anything(if you get her ask Mr. Haughs what to do on the projects otherwise you'll have no idea what youre doing because she doesnt explain)

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I loved Ms. Slijk's class. Even though she was a bit disorganized, she knew what she was teaching down to the last detail and presented it in fun way (it helps to pay attention)

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Hard to understand. Disorganized. Forgets she is talking to you-- in the middle of the conversation. Lost assignments, couldn't use the computer. Loves science, but bad teacher.

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she spends half the class trying to figure out how to use her computer. She is completely techno-phobic. She barely even knows the stuff she teaches.

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Terrible class. very disorganized. no respect for students opions if they arn't hers.

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horrible teacher, but i am a fast learner so i got an A in her class. You need to read the book cuz she doesn't teach it, BUT she is a nice person

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Ms. Slijk is cool, and I don't know why people say she can't teach, it's not true, people just don't listen or pay attention to her lectures.

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very unorganized and teaches nothing

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she's a nice person, but a bad teacher.

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ms. slijk is a good person she loves the enviornment. she is entusiastic about her job but you have to take alot of responsilbilty in her class because she doesnt cover everything thoughly due to the fact that we have limited time on the four by four

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very unorganized and doesn't teach material on test

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If you actually read the stuff, you're fine. Tests are easy, just read the book.

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Ms. Slijk is cool. Her class is so easy, the only reason people fail is because they don't pay attention. Her dog is cool too!

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she doesnt teach anything then she gives us 100 point tests and then wonders why everyone fails

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she doesnt teach us anything

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